This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-200 - Information Exposure
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
The weakness exists due to information disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft XMLDOM ActiveX component. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it and check for the presence of local drive letters, directory names, files, as well as internal network addresses or websites.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?
The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.